Design Pedagogy

︎I have extensive knowledge and skills in experiential, authentic, and cross-cultural education, with a significant track record in initiating, developing, and delivering innovative academic practices at FE, UG, PGT, and PGR levels, encompassing disciplines such as architecture and urban design, interior and environment design, industrial and product design, engineering and systems design.
︎My pedagogy explores the practice of new design empathies by analysing the context and its requirements through demographics, economics, socio-politics, existing infrastructure, morphology, environmental conditions, and available resources. It focusses on encouraging an international and cross geo-cultural educational experience whilst challenging stereotypical approaches and methodologies to design education and practice through connecting the ostensibly unconnected, recognising the relationship and value of the local and the global as well as the importance of experimentation and the need to innovate for purpose.

︎My main interest and strengths are in developing future designers who seek to work globally; beyond our traditional sectors and borders with the ability to engage with new audiences and industry partners. I have taught and trained individuals with diverse backgrounds who have won national and international bursaries and awards from the public and private sectors, including the Royal Institute of British Architecture︎︎︎New Designers︎︎︎, the Royal Society of Arts︎︎︎, the American Institute of Archiects, UK︎︎︎, and the James Dyson Award︎︎︎. They have gone to apply and evolve in cross-and multidisciplinary teams through their ability to think critically and act practically, challenge paradigms, speculate on futures, influence policy, prototype propositions and subsequently play a key role in designing resolutions to seemingly unique and complex urban problems.

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